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HELP Logistics and the German Jordanian University Launch The Second Round of The Humanitarian Logistics Diploma Program (HLDP)

The Humanitarian Logistics Diploma Program addresses the pressing need for qualified logistics talent in the humanitarian sector both in Jordan and the Middle East region.

HELP Logistics and the German Jordanian University (GJU) are thrilled to launch the second round of the Humanitarian Logistics Diploma Program (HLDP).

The HLDP is the first program of its kind in the Middle East. It uses a competency-based approach combining theory and practice to fill skill gaps and equip practitioners from the humanitarian and commercial sectors with applied knowledge in logistics and supply chain management in the humanitarian context.

The diploma has been developed in partnership with the Consultation and Training Centre at GJU and is delivered by leading academics at GJU, industry practitioners and supply chain experts from HELP Logistics. The delivery is through instructor-led online seminars, a practice-based graduation project and a capstone simulation exercise on humanitarian supply chains.

Participants who complete the program successfully receive a Professional Diploma in Humanitarian Logistics, accredited by the Consultation and Training Centre at GJU and Jordan’s Ministry of Higher Education.

The first round of the diploma received an overwhelming response from participants, including 20 practitioners from 11 NGO’s in Jordan and the region, with various professional backgrounds and experiences. 

Commenting on his experience as a participant in the first round of the HLDP, Jehad Abdalmaula, Logistics and Supply Chain Expert at the International Humanitarian City Dubai, said: “The diploma has been eye-opening for me, it covers all the essential knowledge and applied skills that a logistics practitioner needs to perform their job efficiently. Yet the highlight for me is the ability to interact with the instructors and learn from their expertise, in addition to sharing personal experiences with practitioners from other organisations.”

Ahmad Fneich, Program Coordinator, Danchurch Aid Lebanon, said: The diploma has expanded my knowledge of logistic and supply chain management. I am now more aware of many aspects of logistics management, including procurement, warehousing, data management, interacting with HR, and other skills that I can apply at my job on a daily basis.”

Aya Ghanayem, Supply Chain Manager, Action Against Hunger Jordan, added: “The program helped me fill several knowledge gaps, particularly about warehouse management. I know feel more confident managing warehouses at my job.”

The second round of the HLDP starts in November 2021. For more information, please email info(at)kuehne-stiftung.org

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